Kimberly Buchanan

Nice job and notice – SHE DIDN’T PAW! You got in there right away and paid quickly before the paw or maybe she’s already looking for your reward so good job! (And no, I don’t think that’s a can of worms. Once the expectation of you paying her is fully ingrained, a SLIGHT delay should elicit the communication you’re looking for.)

A few things I’d like to point out:

In the first search, Molly had to go BEYOND the corner bag towards the edges of the space in order to work back to the hide.

In the second search, it’s easy to see how something can be missed. She is, as you say, nearly on top of the hide and never investigates it until she checks others. BUT, note that you stay back at the threshold and do NOT push her into the search area. GOOD!

She’s focused and working containers nicely here!

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training